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METRO Blue Line

Detection system keeps trains moving safely through airport tunnel 

| Thursday, May 19, 2022 4:38:00 PM
A few people a year, deer and the occasional raccoon try to walk, run or scamper through the light rail tunnel under the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. But they don't often get very far without being detected. Sensors in the [...]
Career Tracks

Career Tracks: David Hanson, assistant director of field operations 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, May 9, 2022 4:16:00 PM
Many people who work at Metro Transit take on new responsibilities and roles throughout their careers. Career Tracks highlights the paths employees have taken to their latest assignment and where they see themselves going next. To learn more [...]
Know Your Operator

Know Your Operator: Terence Brown 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, May 2, 2022 3:46:00 PM
Twenty years after completing his service in the U.S. Army, Terence Brown found a career that fit his personality and experience at Metro Transit. From 1990 to 1996, he served as combat engineer, and was hours away from being shipped to the [...]
Where I'm From

Where I’m From: Proeun Doeun, bus operator 

Posted by John Komarek | Monday, May 2, 2022 12:58:00 PM
Metro Transit employees come from many cultures and backgrounds. To celebrate this diversity, employees who are proud to share their heritage and identity will be regularly featured on the Riders' Almanac blog. Read more stories here. Tell [...]
Purple Line

Purple Line route modifications under consideration 

| Friday, April 29, 2022 1:17:00 PM
Plans for the proposed METRO Purple Line, a new Bus Rapid Transit line in Ramsey County, are getting another look. Project staff is looking at ending the now 15-mile line somewhere along County Road E, between Highway 61 and Interstate 35E in [...]
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